Revisiting EFL assessment: critical perspectives by Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Christine Coombe, Faisal Al-Maamari,

By Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Christine Coombe, Faisal Al-Maamari, Vijay Thakur

This publication examines said practices and demonstrates to lecturers how one can take advantage of out in their review practices. It additionally explores varied overview tools for talents corresponding to analyzing, writing, listening and talking. Forecasting the way forward for evaluate and the place thoughts like replacement review and dynamic review are heading, it additionally exhibits how quite new educating tools similar to communicative methodologies and problem-based studying are mirrored in assessment.

This publication represents a discussion board the place participants have provided their examine and leading edge rules and practices at the vital subject of review and opened a clean debate on it. It deals a good reference consultant for EFL lecturers, practitioners, researchers and checking out and evaluation experts. each one bankruptcy examines critical matters in review and their reference to instructing and studying in EFL contexts.

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Revisiting EFL assessment: critical perspectives

This ebook examines said practices and demonstrates to lecturers tips on how to take advantage of out in their review practices. It additionally explores diversified review equipment for abilities reminiscent of examining, writing, listening and talking. Forecasting the way forward for review and the place techniques like substitute overview and dynamic review are heading, it additionally exhibits how really new educating equipment resembling communicative methodologies and problem-based studying are mirrored in review.

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Following this brief definition and conceptualization of alternative methods of assessment, let us elucidate the theoretical background of these assessments. 3 Theoretical Background of Alternative Assessments First of all, to understand the theoretical basis of alternative assessments, it is helpful to explain the two contrasting assessment approaches that constitute two major tenets of language assessment: traditional and alternative. I will base this contrast only on positivism and interpretivism without presenting other relevant theories such as cognitivism, socio-cultural approach, constructivism, etc.

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